SCS KITE CARD

HI THERE…they (SCS) posted this a few weeks ago and but this is the first chance I have had to repost it on my blog… this is different than DOROTHY’S ORGAMI KITE CARD I posted before in that this is the whole card is a kite…not just a kite image for on the front…it does require a bit of measuring and also some cutting but its not hard and it does come out ever so cute. Plus with all the wind we have had lately I thought it was timely..

SCS KITE CARD IMAGE

SCS KITE CARD IMAGE

SCS KITE CARD so this is the link check it out  and I think you will agree its a really cool card to make…

I liked the pop up effect when you open it but the sample above is a bit to fru fru my tastes so I went and tried it with some halloween style paper.

my halloween version of the kite card...

my halloween version of the kite card…

I just used regular white cord to form the tail and then I have a small bat punch and punched two each and stuck them together to form the decorations on the tail… plus I used a sticker that cut out the big bat and used it on the kite… I am still debating about putting gogglie eyes on the big bat…..I think the gogglie eyes are gonna win……after I finished this one I looked at it and went hummmm what about a cob web on the kite and a hanging spider….ok back when its finished….Ok…first I did the birthday one with embossing on the front using the cloud embossing template and then I lightly ran over the embossing with s silver cat’s eye stamp pad… then I use sticker for the cupcake..INSIDE I will write something like JUST FLYIN BY WITH A BIG BIRTHDAY HI…

birthday kite

birthday kite

Now here is the spider and web one… Used an embossing template on the front for the WEB then I lightly ran over the embossing with a black stamp pad… the spider is a large felt SPIDER mounted on a foam dot…I got the spider a few years ago from either Michaels or JoAnn’s…probably Michaels…

spider/web kite

spider/web kite

I bet I have more halloween embellishments than all the craft stores in all the world…lol… I just can’t help myself so I do try to stay away…at this time of year…or to walk straight thru to where I need to be…

Now back to the pattern… in step 2 it says that you are to score diagonally from the 3″ mark diagonally down to the 7″ mark… well she shows you on the score board ( not sure whose its is as its PINK) BUT its not that easy…. so here was my solution to this problem I have the new SCOR-PAL and it has marks every 1/8th inch… so I went to the center of the board ( THE 6″ MARK ) and using my regular black sharpie…I traced that 6″ mark all the way down the board once you have that you can lay your marks at each end and score away….however if you don’t have a score board of any type you could use a magazine and score with a ruler and a bone folder or some other type of scoring tool and score or you can simply fold the paper so that the straight edge matches up at 3″ mark and the 7″ mark and then score the fold with your tool… look at the photo for #2 to see the straight line I am talking about .  This  X fold creates the explosion effect at the top of the kite. Here is the image so you can see what I did….

scor-pal with black line all the way down to help with diagonal scores..

scor-pal with black line all the way down to help with diagonal scores..

I actually used the 6 1/2 inch mark to drawn on …but you get the idea …I think you could remove if you needed to with windex or something like that…but this helps and you can do the same thing if you have the MARTHA STEWART score board also…. the new scor-pal does have marks on the board as you can see but they didn’t come down far enough to show out from under the diagonal piece of card stock… one line all the way down seems to work the best…

So one more note regarding the two small squares… which the directions tell you to cut at diagonal from point to point.  Now those squares cut into 4 diamonds are used to decorate the inside of the kite card at the explosion part at the top…this is fine,however, I also think that a) you don’t need to decorate that area at all…b) you can use small stamps in those spaces c) you can use small stickers…or d) small punches to decorate…my reason for this is because I am usually using scraps to decorate the front of the card and while they make the inside squares match the decorator paper on the front sometimes  in fact quite often I don’t have enough of the paper to do the small triangles for the inside.

While I also told you that I found this card a little too fru fru for myself…I do have several friends and even relatives who would love the flowers and ribbons…so especially if you have flower punches small ones and brads this will make a lovely card that will be appreciated by many… so go for it… it would also make a great get well card and also a cute valentine card as well..tiny hearts on the tail would be great.

EYE CANDY Baby Video… I truly hope that you can see this video as it is so cute… however if you can’t then you might try to go to YOU TUBE and type in baby video…my favorite part is the last scene with the dog… I am still laughing…

AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPIN BY…wire headed cyber toad…aka kath

 

 

DAWN’S XMAS GIFT CARD HOLDER

I KNOW YOU ARE PROBABLY SAYING WHAT???? YET ANOTHER GIFT CARD HOLDER..well I thought that too and thought before I saw it it was just a matter of adding christmas stuff to a previous pattern… nope its all new or least all new to me…. and it is cute and OF COURSE it doesn’t have to be christmas design it could be birthday or what ever you want it to be…. I am making a STARBUCKS one cause I got two fall leaves that are gift cards from STARBUCKS and my guess is that since they are leaf shaped and come in red and green they won’t last long…. unique ones like that never do…so word to the wise…

CHRISTMAS GIFT CARD HOLDER

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Actually this is a little like a JOY FOLD card but with a slot to use to insert the gift card… I have to say that one of the punches from Stamping UP that I highly recommend is that word one that she uses a lot to create an opening for things to slide in, out or up…in addition to using it for words…and it works great to use with the PENNY SLIDER CARD..  Just saying they do cancel things and I really use mine a lot…

Below is my gift card holder which I used some paper my friend Marn had made for me years ago that says I am the queen of Starbucks…do ya think she may have gotten tired of me stoppin at every Starbucks I could find…or insisting on Starbucks coffee… I love it and this worked great with the new leaf cards I grabbed… see the inside photo…as I think these are going to be Halloween treats not Christmas..

my starbucks gift card holder

my starbucks gift card holder

inside starbucks card

inside starbucks card

starbucks leaf gift cards

starbucks leaf gift cards

Are these gift cards cute or what…. LOVE IT…. they make great teacher gifts or co-worker gifts also…

I will definitely be making some of these at my camp huston retreat…in halloween papers and then tucking leaf starbucks cards in them… especially for my grandkids… love it…

There are lots of layers on this card and its a bit confusing to put it together but still its very cute and makes for a really nice card/gift…

Ok more cards to do and more blogs to write….so off to the salt mines…lol…

As always THANKS FOR STOPPIN BY…wire headed cyber toad…aka kath

 

DAWN’S BIRTHDAY IN A BOX

Well I said this was DAWN’S AND the pattern info is all her’s and have you guys noticed that she is putting the measurements on the first page rather than having you have to copy them while you watching the VIDEO…I gave her a big shout out BRAVO for doing that as I think it makes it much easier.. then I noticed that she was giving the cutting measurements but not the SCORING… well half at least… then guess you will have to write the score numbers on that sheet that you print of the cover page….again then I print just that first page unless measurements are also on page two… just so I have it and them I make at least a sample for in the protector sheet with that page…I KNOW I have told you about that over and over but hope springs eternal that they may be a newbie at this blog who needs this info…so bare with me.

DAWN’S BIRTHDAY IN A BOX

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I have to tell you that I was so excited about this as my BFF in florida has a B day coming up and I am never there for the actual date so I think this is just the best and cutest idea….I can tell her with a card that I am celebrating with her even though I am not there… AND..HUGE HINT….in case you don’t know about it you can pick up the small priority mail boxes at any PO ( they are free) and this little box will fit just fine in one then here is the HUGE PART you can go on line and to UPSP CREATE MAIL LABELS and print out your own mailing label …then you can paste it on the box and you can either give it to your mail man or worst case take it to a PO and drop it on there ready to go desk…NO WAITING FOR PEOPLE TO MAIL OR BUY STAMPS….yep its great there are several sizes but the small works great for this and it only costs $5.25…now who would you not spend 5 bucks on… if your mail comes to regular box you can just put it your mailbox and put the flag up… I might be able to do that but our mail boxes are some of this locking ones in stacks and we have new mail person and she seems to be having enough trouble as it is…she sent back to AMAZON things that were in fact addressed correctly…SO I just drop it by local PO…

Now while I am sending you her info…I do have a few changes that I am going to make… I am putting a candle in the box but instead of mailing matches ( don’t think you are supposed to and my luck they would start a fire somewhere in route…lol) I am going to make one of those MATCH BOOK explosion cards…(its a mini the same size as the match book or just slightly larger… directions down below…instead of real matches…and the words on the front are going to say YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE…don’t have stamp so will just either write them or you could type them and then use punch to punch it out…also instead of ribbon I am going to use the cord stuff… I am hitting party store for a bag of balloons …

Also AMAZON has boxes of those little candles very cheap… and I just used one of them last night since our huge windstorm ..no rain just hurricane winds in some places took down tons of trees and debris..and out power …11 am yesterday till 5:25 this am… I have lived here for 20 years and that is the longest my power has ever been out…and our power lines in this neighborhood are all underground so it took out sources somewhere else…anyway I put one in our bath last night so if one of us got up in the night ( with no power we went to bed at 8…lol) we could find our way to the bathroom…works great I use them for travel all the time… as its just enough light to see where you are going and not bump into things…lol..anyway boxes of these little lights cheap at amazon…or lots of other stores too…you could even decorate a real candle fat candle, one of those little ones that come in the plastic cup or tin cup…. I may try that as well…

Ok that’s the big differences…I can’t show you any of mine cause I forgot to take photo and mailed them already…lol.. in any case I ended up using the match book but I used a HAPPY BIRTHDAY or BEST WISHES…since I didn’t have the lite em up… I used real matches cause I did put the candles in there and because i even found candles that were numbers at the DOLLAR TREE STORE… too cute if you know their actual age and if not they also had a cute HAPPY BIRTHDAY candle that would fit in our box…. LOVE IT…

So give it a go… and FYI…it will fit plus space into one of the small priority mail boxes which you can print label for on line for only $5.05. then BEST PART no standing in line a PO or any mailing place you can just drop it on the prepaid desk …. is that great or what and then look at all those folks in line waiting to get the postage on their pkgs…. they hate us…

EYE CANDY...CALLIGRAPHY AND LETTER ARTS..This is a really lovely video on calligraphy and letter arts… what it is and how to begin… you just might enjoy it…

OK THATS IT FROM HERE..AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPIN BY….wire headed cyber toad…aka kath